hi - I’m not diagnosed and hope it remains that way but I have many symptoms of PD. I do have 3 confirmed autoimmune diseases - one called Sjögren’s which, for me, causes symptoms which are hopefully be just part of my rheumatic disease. But my GP suspects I have overlap with a neurological condition and has referred me to a new neurologist for a second opinion. The neurologist I’ve been seeing to date is very dismissive and says I just have Sjögren’s related small fibre neuropathy and mild autonomic neuropathy and everything else is just “heightened health awareness”.
Meanwhile my gait and balance are increasingly poor and I have a fine resting tremor which started in one toe and, five years on, now affects most of my body. I have poor sense of small, numbness and tingle everywhere, dysmotility, dizziness and vertigo plus facial rigidity and arm hang. Also joint, tendon and muscle pain that go with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjögren’s.
I’m not sure that my autoimmune disease(s) explain all these neurological symptoms - particularly the orthostatic tremor.